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This sequel seems to find Mills on American soil and on the run from every branch of our country’s law enforcement after… well, to avoid spoilers, I’ll just say that he has been accused of a crime that he did not commit.
The cops arrive, and he’s accused of murdering… someone in the bed. Is that Janssen’s character? But Mills has a murder to solve, so the rest of the trailer shows how the usual hunter now will play the hunted as the story of Taken draws to an eventual close.
The third instalment to Liam Neeson’s explosive action series Taken has been renamed, and it is quite possibly the most ridiculous movie title in years. Tak3n won’t revolve around Neeson’s Bryan Mills trying to snatch back members of his own family from European kidnappers, but will instead see Mills on the run from both the US government and a group of criminals after he is framed for the murder of someone close to him.
Liam Neeson has revealed various plot details for Taken 3, while several new images for the upcoming action behemoth have also been unveiled. Rather than hunting down terrorists for the third instalment to the explosive franchise Neeson’s Mills will find himself being chased after he is framed for the murder of someone close to him.
20th Century Fox is in the midst of setting things up so that they will have new comic book projects continually coming out over the next few years. In addition to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be coming out this May, the studio already has their Fantastic Four reboot scheduled to come out next year, and X-Men: Apocalypse set for 2016, but now they've officially added three more big titles to their own developing Marvel cinematic universe.
Maybe Neeson was pitched an idea that was too good to pass up on? Maybe he likes working with Grace, and director Olivier Megaton? Or maybe it was just that $20 million payday? Either way, plans for the third Taken are falling into place.
And now, The Neesons Is Back! Liam Neeson is reprising his role as Bryan Mills in Taken 3: Take Take Take Take Take (title subject to change), and he’ll be joined by an unlikely ally: Ghost Dog!
The second movie only cost $20 million more than the first and grossed $150 million more, so I’m sure handing out raises is the plan for everyone involved. Next on the agenda would be re-signing Janssen and Maggie Grace, whose character’s surprising emergence was the only real improvement the sequel could boast.
Robert Mark Kamen, who produced both Taken and Taken 2, has confirmed that the big box office take for the sequel has convinced the filmmakers behind it to make a part three. "We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers," Kamen said. "But then we said, 'Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."